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  • News & Trends – October 2014

    Connect with Kids   October 2014 RESEARCH & NEWS. LEARN MORE. RESOURCE GUIDE. VIDEOS AND LESSON PLANS RESEARCH & NEWS: The New Village In an era of American communities disjointed by technology and diminished face-to-face interactions, schools are where the community has the greatest opportunity to connect. Perhaps schools are our modern day villages? And research [...]

  • News & Trends – September 2014

    Connect with Kids September 2014 News & Trends THE ATTENDANCE & ACHIEVEMENT ISSUE RESEARCH & NEWS . RESOURCE GUIDE . CONNECT WITH KIDS IN ACTION . VIDEOS AND LESSON PLANS SEPTEMBER NUMBERS BEST PREDICTOR OF LONG-TERM ATTENDANCE RATES According to a new research study fromThe Baltimore Education Research Consortium, student attendance rates in September are [...]

  • News & Trends – June, 2014

    Making it Better News & Trends June 2014 Research: ‘Learning by Heart’ Says Social and Emotional Learning Underpins Academic Success What would it take to weave social and emotional learning (SEL) into the daily fabric of our nation’s schools? Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman, co-founders of the nonprofit organization What Kids Can Do (WKCD) and [...]

  • News & Trends – May 8, 2014

    Making it Better News & Trends Together, we are Making it Better!  On June 4 and 5, the entire CMS community is encouraged to Celebrate Cultural Connections!  When we celebrate our different cultures and backgrounds, we bolster acceptance, tolerance and diversity… Making it Better for all CMS students, teachers, and families. Click here to access Making it [...]

  • News & Trends – April 9, 2014

    Making it Better News & Trends April 2014 Research: Positive Ethnic Identity Boosts Positive Behavior     The more positively minority youth feel about their ethnicity or race, the fewer symptoms of depression and emotional and behavior problems they have, according to a new meta-analysis published in the journal Child Development.      Together, university researchers reviewed 46 [...]

  • News & Trends – February 3, 2014

    Making it Better News & Trends February 2014 Pew Research: Teen Relationship with Facebook is Complicated and Evolving       As Facebook marks its 10th anniversary this month, Pew Research Center reports that among teens, the total number of users remains high — 73 percent of teens 12 to 17 years old are on the social media [...]

  • News & Trends – November 13, 2013

    November 2013 Research: Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Has Tripled       According to Ohio State University researchers, the amount of gun violence shown in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985, the year the rating was introduced.     ”It’s shocking how gun use has skyrocketed in movies that are often marketed directly at [...]

  • News & Trends – October 31, 2013

      October 2013 Study: Cyberbullying Rampant Among High School Students       As Bullying Prevention Month draws to a close, educators, parents and students everywhere know that the challenge to stop the bullying continues every month of the year.     Stories continue to make headlines regarding bullying, cyberbullying and suicides in schools and communities [...]